Eye Makeup Tutorial: 5 Useful Tips on Tightlining for Bigger Eyes and Thicker Lashes

Previously, we covered the basics of how to perform the technique of Tightlining. Tightlining is the simple method of applying eyeliner on the roots of the lashes and even on the underside of the lid to give the illusion of larger eyes and thicker lashes. You can check out this post to find out more about Tightlining.

Today, I share in this post more tips on Tightlining that I picked up along the path of makeup discovery, and think will benefit all of us!

Tip #1: Don’t Tug at the Lids!

Some people like to lift the eyelid to make the waterline more visible during application. I prefer not touching the eyelid at all, to prevent premature wrinkles and sagging. I do all I can to slow down the effects of time man!

Instead, what I do is simply tilt my head back and that will reveal more than enough of the base and underside of the lashes.


Eye Makeup Tutorial: Tightlining for thicker lashes and bigger eyes

Before my makeup obsession escalated to where it is now, my eye makeup was limited to well-curled lashes with what I refer to as the best eyelash curler for Asian eyes, and any random mascara.

I didn’t know why my mascara smudged even when I used waterproof mascara. Now I do. (Read: Difference between smudgeproof and waterproof mascara )

Eyeliner was reserved for special occasions when I had to amp up the look or when I was feeling exceptionally vain that day.

When I did have eyeliner on, there was always this inconspicuous line of nude skin between the eyeliner and eyeball.

Like this.

That ‘flaw’ always made my eye makeup look half-finished. But I didn’t know what caused it, and never thought something SO EASY would make A WHOLE LOT of difference. That something, my friends, is what we call TIGHTLINING.

Read on to find out more about tightlining!